Many women with large breasts experience health problems associated with their bust size. Their weight can strain the lower back and neck as well as cause posture problems. Large busts can restrict physical activity and make exercise uncomfortable. Some women also report difficulty breathing caused by the excess weight bearing down on the chest cavity. In addition, women report skin irritation around bra lines and the formation of large bra-strap grooves on their shoulders caused by the weight. Most importantly, overly large breasts can lead to a poor self-image and low self-confidence. Women with problems like these are good candidates for the surgery.
During breast reduction, Dr. Hoefflin removes excess tissue, fat, and skin to create a smaller, more firm bust. If desired, the areola size can also be reduced and lifted to a more natural placement. Dr. Hoefflin performs the procedures in his state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center which conforms to the highest credentials. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, administered by one of our board-certified anesthesiologists. The surgery usually takes between two to three hours. Dr. Hoefflin carefully places small, self-absorbing sutures when closing all incisions, and he takes great care to ensure patient scars are as inconspicuous as possible.
Dr. Hoefflin uses all techniques in achieving beautiful, natural-looking results, including the “scarless” or liposuction reduction, vertical, and keyhole (anchor, wise) pattern techniques. During your consultation, Dr. Hoefflin, will explain the different surgical techniques that can be used for this procedure, depending upon the amount of volume desired, to help you achieve your desired goals.
Patients are sent home with light dressings and a comfortable surgical bra that lends support. We advise patients to wear soft, supportive bras without underwire for four to six weeks following surgery. Dr. Hoefflin’s patients typically experience very little pain due to the anesthetics used during the procedure and the pain medications prescribed for post-operative comfort. Moderate swelling and bruising in the days after surgery is common. Most patients can return to their normal routine within five to seven days after surgery. However, we encourage patients to wait three to four weeks post-surgery before returning to light exercise and at least six weeks before returning to vigorous exercise and activities.
Complications from breast reduction surgery are rare, particularly if the procedure is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience and expertise of Dr. Hoefflin. Specific risks will be determined and explained during your consultation. As always, you can reduce your risk of complications by closely following Dr. Hoefflin’s pre- and post-operative instructions.
To set up a consultation, contact double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hoefflin a complimentary consultation.
Although breast augmentation continues to be the most popular breast enhancement procedure, thousands of women each year visit the office of a plastic surgeon to inquire about breast reduction surgery.
For women with overly large breasts, the results of breast reduction can be dramatic and can help women regain the perkier shape and the more youthful curves they desire. It can also alleviate many physical ailments associated with large breasts and it can go a long way in restring a woman’s self-confidence. If you are considering this procedure, it would be wise to consult with a reputable plastic surgeon such as Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoefflin in Beverly Hills who can help answer your questions and address your concerns.
Dr. Hoefflin is an acclaimed plastic surgeon who is recognized for his artistry, surgical skills, and the personal care he provides his patients. If you struggle with overlarge breasts, you can achieve relief with the help of Dr. Hoefflin and his professional medical team by undergoing a custom breast reduction surgery.
Dr. Hoefflin is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast reshaping and breast rejuvenation procedures. These include breast augmentation, lifts and reductions as well as revisions.
Choosing Dr. Hoefflin for a breast reduction is choosing with confidence. He has extensive experience, knowledge and artistry in performing this surgery. His history of success is can be seen clearly in the many before and after images that will help you envision what your own breast reduction might look like once completed.
Dr. Hoefflin is dedicated to helping women feel confident in appearance, as well as aiding in alleviating any discomfort you may have due to having overly large or heavy breasts. This could include back, neck or shoulder pain, as well as discomfort or inability to engage in physical activity due to the weight and size of your breasts. After a breast reduction, women are likely to feel relief from back and neck pain, able to wear more clothing styles, and able to lead a more active lifestyle.
Dr. Hoefflin’s patients feel trust and comfort in his extensive knowledge and experience. His state-of-the-art facility offers every aspect of breast rejuvenation in a comfortable and luxurious environment built around the patient experience. Dr. Hoefflin has developed his expertise through years of training at such places as UCLA, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cornell and Columbia-Presbyterian Hospitals.
If your breasts hinder your day-to-day life due to their size or you simply desire a more manageable size or more attractive breast shape and size, then breast reduction may be right for you.
The benefits of a breast reduction range from feeling more confident with your body to reducing the strain on your back and feeling more able to be physically active.
Researching your surgeon is important, as well as meeting potential surgeons in person and reviewing their experience. Primarily you want a board-certified surgeon that makes you feel comfortable, and who has a reputation for excellence in this procedure. Meet with Dr. Hoefflin, the premier breast reduction surgeon practicing in the Southland.
If you plan on becoming pregnant in the future, you may want to plan your surgery after breastfeeding is completed so the reshaping of your breasts is lasting.
Incisions into the breast tissue that vary depending on the shape and size of the breast and the removal and restructuring of the breast tissue into a more youthful, rounded, balanced shape.
Yes, the areola especially can be reduced in its surface area if it has become stretched.
Nipple sparing keeps the nipple and tissue intact. This can be discussed further with Dr. Hoefflin. The nipple structure will be relocated to the front of the breasts in a very youthful position.
Bruising and swelling are to be expected in the first week, but pain and discomfort should be minimal with our prescribed pain alleviation medication.
During the first four weeks after your surgery, sensitivity at the incision sites is to be expected, but bruising should dissipate, and swelling should reduce during this time.
Every person recovers differently, from duration of the recovery to sensitivity of the procedure site. Most women recover easily and can return to an active life within the first few months.
Scarring is different for every person. The incision sites are located so they are hidden beneath even the most revealing tops.
Any surgery carries some risk. There a potential for infection, bleeding, numbness (permanent or short-term) of the breast tissue or areola, breast hardening or tissue damage, all of which are very rare.
Setting realistic goals is important and going into the surgery well-informed goes a long way in guaranteeing satisfaction. Many women feel a marked improvement in their confidence and comfort after recovery.
Financing is available with payment plans to suit your budget and lifestyle. Talk to our friendly administrative staff for more information on what plan would be right for you.
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